BookSpeak! Poems about Books By Laura Purdie Salas
Grades 2 and up
I can't imagine any library not owning this ode to books. Actually, I can't imagine any parent who loves books and reading not having this in their home to share with their children! It's just that awesome. Use this in your classroom to demonstrate the many different poetry formats. Salas uses acrostic poems, free form, speech bubbles, rhyming poems and not rhyming poems, both long and short. My favorite is the one titled Vacation Time! It's written from the book's perspective about all the different places it gets to travel when it's checked out of the library.